John Foxx ‎– Metatronic

Edsel Records ‎– EDSX3009
CD, Compilation, Remastered
CD, Compilation, Remastered, Album
DVD, DVD-Video, Compilation, NTSC

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CD1-1 Underpass (Extended Version) 4:25
CD1-2 This City 3:09
CD1-3 No-One Driving 3:51
CD1-4 Burning Car 3:17
CD1-5 The Noise 4:18
CD1-6 Everyone 5:42
CD1-7 When It Rains 4:23
CD1-8 Automobile 5:59
CD1-9 Broken Furniture (Single Version) 4:03
CD1-10 Drive (Single Version) 4:33
CD1-11 Once In A While 4:11
CD1-12 From Trash 4:38
CD1-13 Never Let Me Go 3:18
CD1-14 Smokescreen 2:27
CD1-15 Cinemascope 3:30
CD1-16 Phone Tap 4:00
CD1-17 Smoke 7:02
Live In Sydney, 2008
CD2-1 Crash & Burn 4:49
CD2-2 Uptown / Downtown 6:58
CD2-3 The Man Who Dies Every Day 4:20
CD2-4 Hiroshima Mon Amour 5:06
CD2-5 Underpass 4:19
CD2-6 From Trash 4:52
CD2-7 Shadow Man 9:22
CD2-8 My Sex 8:38
Bonus Tracks
CD2-9 Burning Car (Early Version) 2:44
CD2-10 Underpass (Mark Reeder's Sinister Subway Mix)
Mastered By – Wolfgang EllerProducer [Additional Production] – Micha Adam*Remix – Mark Reeder
CD2-11 Dislocated (Jussi Pekka's Pointed On A Map Remix)
Remix – Jussi-Pekka Parikka
CD2-12 20th Century (Dubterror Vs Karborn Mix)
Executive-Producer – KarbornRemix – Dubterror*
DVD-1 Underpass (B&W Version) 3:20
DVD-2 He's A Liquid 3:01
DVD-3 No-One Driving 3:02
DVD-4 Smokescreen 2:24
DVD-5 Underpass (Mark Reeder's Sinister Subway Mix)
Mastered By – Wolfgang EllerProducer [Additional Production] – Micha Adam*Remix – Mark Reeder
DVD-6 The Noise (Live) 4:31
DVD-7 Shifting City (Live)
Cameraman [Filmed By] – Chris Rowe, John TrittonVideo Editor [Edited By] – Graham Barker
DVD-8 Underpass (5.1 Surround Sound Audio Only Mix) 3:15

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Comes with a sticker on it:
"Includes the classic tracks, a previously unreleased live album, and a DVD of promo videos"

Track CD2-11 remixed at Frozen North Studios
Tracks CD2-10 & DVD-5 remixed at Monumental Bridge Studio, Berlin.

Tracks CD1-1 to CD1-4, CD2-3 to CD2-5, CD2-8 to CD2-10, CD2-12 to DVD-3, DVD-5 published by Universal / Island Music Ltd.
Tracks CD1-5 to CD2-2, CD2-6, CD2-7, DVD-4, DVD-6, DVD-7 published by Quiet Man Music.
Track CD2-11 published by Le Racket Publishing.
All tracks issued under licence from Metamatic Ltd, except track CD2-11 under licence from F-Communications, and track DVD-6 under licence from VH1 / MTV.
Track DVD-7 recorded live at the Music Hall, Shrewsbury on 10th January 1998.
This compilation ℗ 2010 Metamatic LLP © 2010 Demon Music Group Ltd.
Marketed by Demon/Edsel, a division of Demon Music Group Ltd. London W1W 7TL.
Demon Music Group is a 2 entertain company.
Manufactured in the EU.

Track DVD-8 not credited on artwork, only on DVD menu.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 740155300937
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): | EDSX3009/A | *036738 |
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): | EDSX3009/B | *036741 |
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD): | EDSX3009/C | 063776 | DVD5 |
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1, CD2): IFPI LD12
  • Mould SID Code (CD1, CD2): IFPI 5084
  • Mould SID Code (DVD): IFPI 5066


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June 9, 2012
Metatronic is another collection of Foxx’s car crash music in a package of three CDs and a DVD. The first disc begins with an extended version of Underpass, this seems to have a longer outro and isn’t really much different to the single edit. The first few tracks are from the Metamatic era and then track five takes us speedily up to full circle with The Noise. The second CD is a recording of the live show recorded in Sydney 2008, including some early Ultravox tracks. Track nine is an interesting track (one of the reasons I bought this CD). It is an early version of Burning Car; very different to the later single release. This version is much darker and sparse compared to the later released version; very good for fans of Foxx’s early work. The DVD was a bit of a let down. I think there could have been more that what we are given; maybe other material is being saved for a future release! One thing with the DVD, it does not seem to play through in sequence. You need to return to the menu and select each video one at a time.